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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Etsy Birthday Celebration Blog Hop

It's finally arrived!!!!! It's the Etsy Inspired Birthday Celebration! And we're starting things off with a design team blog hop...including some guest designers....VERY exciting!!

So, if you've just wondered in here, make sure you start over at Ashley's blog to see everyone's creations today. Also, make sure you leave them all some love, because one lucky grand prize winner of a prize pack from Scor-Pal that completes the challenge and leaves a comment at the mystery blog. If you're coming from Sarah's Blog, then you're in the right spot.

Ok...so let's get to my project for today. Since we're each picking our own stores this week, I picked the shop Rustic Treasures. And I picked this really adorable pumpkin harvest bench as my inspiration. Ok....so I had the idea for a project first...then went looking for a store to get the final inspiration from.

I just got the new Gina K Designs set "Autumn Beauty" by Theresa Momber and new it would be perfect for this inspiration piece.

For the card I started with a base of Chocolate Kiss Pure Luxury cardstock. I layered up designer paper "Cheerful Charlie" by Cosmo Cricket and "Grandpa's Trunk" Whitewash cardstock by Core'dinations. The Core'dinations paper was embossed with the "Distressed Stripes" Cuttlebug Embossing folder then sanded to reveal the core color. I then stamped it with the "Weathered" background stamp by Stampin' Up! with Walnut Stain distress ink and rubbed on Fired Brick distress ink. I ripped it and then sewed the 2 layers together and distressed the edges. The cream ribbon is from MFT and the brown is from the Gina K Designs StampTV set. I colored the pumpkins using Copics. The tag is the center part of the oval "Fancy Tags" Spellbinders die that's been rubbed with Walnut Stain distress ink.

For the matching box I started out with an unfinished box from Michael's and painted it with white acrylic paint. I then painted the front with Tim Holtz crackle paint in Fired Brick. I then rubbed on Walnut Stain and Fired Brick Distress inks. The little brads have their prongs broken off and are adhered with mini glue dots.
The next stop on the hop is the very talented and very sweet Christi Snow.

There are lots of events planned for today over at the Etsy Inspired group at PCP starting at 11:00am PDT for only 3 hours. There will be more prizes given out and games to play and general chit chat so don't miss it!!! There will also be awards given out for various categories...longest player, most wins, etc.
And don't forget to pick your store for this week and link up your project to The Etsy Inspired Challenge blog for your chance to win that grand prize from Scor-Pal or the gift certificate from SoftPencil.


Happy Stamping,
Shannon



44 comments:

Jackie said...

Awesome projects Shannon! I love how your box came out & the card is gorgeous too! Excellent work!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Fabulous card and box, Shannon! :)

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous card and bag. I just love the details on them both. Thanks so much for this Birthday Bash inspiration.

Mary said...

Awesome projects!

Ginger said...

beautiful set, would make a great gift

Lori said...

What a beautiful set! I love the way you layered the papers and embellishments together on the card!

FibreJunky said...

Beautiful, Shannon!!!

sarahmartina said...

Look how pretty! I love your distressing. :-)

Kerry said...

Fabulous Fall set! I love all those pumpkins!

Misti said...

Gorgeous projects, Shannon!

ryannmarin said...

Cool box and matching card Shannon!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Beautimus!! It turned out every bit as gorgeous as you thought it would. I bow to your greatness...

~ky

Ashley said...

This is such a fabulous set Shannon! I love the box and the card with the DP peaking out of it is awesome! Thanks so much for being on our team and sharing your talent with us!

de said...

Amazing Shannon! Love the shop and your creations!

StacyC said...

Gorgeous project... Love the colors..

mitz said...

luv luv your project.. and such great instructions.. ty ty Keep up the fantastic work!!

Lailani said...

I love your work!! Those pumpkins are too cute:)

Chrisd said...

Great papercrafting and love that Cuttlebug....

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh so cool! I love your pumpkins!

Carrie said...

Beautiful. I love the pumpkins. I can't wait for fall.

Gwen said...

Great project. Love the colors and techniques.

Monika in VA said...

OH, Fantastic creations! Love the card ~ the weathered look is so awesome!

Kimberly S said...

What a lovely set with a country feel to it! You did a beautiful job creating them. :)

Cheri Howard said...

What a lovely ensemble, Shannon! I really love those Gina K pumpkins!

Kerry said...

Gorgeous projects!

Dainty Diva said...

Love the card that has the picket fence and what a great design.

JessicaK said...

OMG! Seriously! How do you keep coming up with these fabulous things, Shannon? I LOVE the effect you created with the embossed, sanded Core'dinations paper. (I've got to find me some of that.) And the LO and coloring on the box complement perfectly. *clapping!*

Mia said...

oh second blog on the hop and i already see some very creative people

Tiff said...

WOW! Awesome card and project!!!!

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

Lovely fall project & card. Love all of the fun details.

Alyssa said...

What a great little combo! Love that fancy, flourishy tag ;o)

Ravengirl said...

This is so YUM! Ah, Fall is truly here!

CraftBelle said...

Cute pumpkins

Theresa Momber said...

Shannon, wow! The card and box are both so beautiful! Love the techniques you used and all the layered pumpkins! You make any set look stunning. TFS!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing the details!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Very cool card layout and stitching!! Gorgeous box too!! I love those little boxes and bought several too!!

Moni said...

Fab projects! Hugs,Moni

Tanis said...

LOVE These! Such warm rich colours and FABULOUS designs :)

KindredEsprit said...

Those pumpkins are so cute!!! =) That box is truly special!!! I can picture a lil' vase in it with some lovely fall flowers. =)

Kim Muhl said...

Those pumpkins and colors put me in the mood for fall! Gorgeous creations!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

What a great set of projects. Now, does the box come with Pumpkin cookies, or do you have to fill it with them on your own?
LOL

Rachel said...

Great stuff Shannon!

SMK said...

beautiful work! love those pumpkins :D
We will never forget. 9.11.01

klasickewpie said...

Those pumpkins are so cute. Very cute creations with them.